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programs. if you missed today. santa will be back on saturday. >>> the obama's new dog got excited at the white house christmas event. right behind mrs. obama a little girl was knocked over when the girl jumped up. the first lady got down to make sure the girl was okay. there were no tears and the little girl pet sunny. >>> a cold front is creating concerns for farmers in gilroy, crews worked to protect thousands of the trees, pulled the cover over rose of small trees. as for the bigger trees farmers are hoping they are strong enough to make it through. the big trees they don't get damaged as easy as the tiny one, but the small ones we have to protect them. >> bay area nurse reese have sold out of frost protection products for gardners. >> you have crops. >> i have lime trees, summertime. i got them covered up. i built enclosures around them and electric blanketed and people in there with warming things. a guy with a fire going and the whole thing. >> you can buy them for 39- cents apiece. >> it's more fun to do it at home. protect your pets. these are the current temperature. vaca
. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about t
. >>> president obama has scheduled a news conference today where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says it has worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. he'll be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> meantime covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for the program. they're not required to enroll and canned in advice workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a south bay high school is being recognized as one of the best in the country. saratoga high school was ranked number 81 on news week's top schools in the u.s. for 2013. the high school was given high praise
. >>> president obama launched a new campaign encouraging people to sign for coverage under the affordable health care act. the president said problems with the government website have now been fixed and the overwhelming number of people using it to register are getting good service. >> whatever comes up, we will fix it because we know that the ultimate goal, the ultimate aim is to make sure people have basic security and the foundation for the gad health that they need. >> the president -- good health they need. >> the president promised to make the new health care law work even if it took the next three years of his epidemic presidency. >> the republican chairman of the house oversight committee sent letters to 15 insurance giants asking about policy changes after the affordable care act was implemented. one of those companies is blue shield of california which says it will respond to those questions. >>> one east bay city is looking to regulate a new trend. new at 5:30, the plan for ecigarettes that is up for a vote tonight. >>> an unusual but welcome site at the airport. >>> first, the host o
care costs associated with the poor diet. >>> new concerns today about bald eagles after a new rule announced by the obama administration that's pitting environmentalists against each other. as justin gray reports this controversy all centers on wind power. >> reporter: few animals inspire the same emotion. the bald eagle, a national symbol, its image everywhere from the dollar bill to the white house. it's a bird that made a remarkable come back all the way from the bring of extinction. but now the biggest threat to the bird could be a green energy source of the future, wind power. the obama administration just announced new rules for windturbine facilities. 30-year permits are now available that allow for the accidental killing of bald eagles. it used to be killing a bald eagle was always a crime. the national wildlife federation say they're supporters of wind power, but not this new rule. >> you have to provide more certainty for the eagles and make sure they're safeguarded. >> reporter: a study found 85 eagles deaths tied to wind farms but say the number is probably much larger.
two months. back to you. >> not good. thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. >>> and president obama spoke a short time ago highlighting the improvements to the healthcare.gov website since its botched launch two months ago. the revamped website now has a queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at a time. if the site is clogged, users can enter their emails and receive a message when the site is ready to process their application. the administration calls this feature a significant improvement. >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one sixth of our economy, whatever comes up we're going to just fix it. >> the white house expects a big traffic surge to the website in a few weeks. and that's when consumers will probably rush to get insurance coverage by january 1st. >>> we're seeing startling new images of a wrecked commuter train in new york ci
to see you. jenna: jon? jon: how the obama administration's new $1.8 trillion regulatory agenda could impact your paycheck. that is coming up next. >> why are more republicans talking about repairing obamacare rather than repealing? >> also new poll numbers are daunting. and how many cell phones has the nsa tracked? you will be stunned by this number coming up here. >> okay. we'll see you at top of the hour. >> 60 degrees. >> reindeer. he cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards ♪ [ female announcer ] can you heal a broken heart with a bundt cake? of course you can! even if that heart was broken by zack peterson. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. ... ... ... ... ... ... [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. jon: the heisman hopeful will learn his legal fate just over an ho
will be saying ka barack obama will be saying ka barack obama next year and sharks >> come up tonight on 7 news at 11:00. another hard freeze tonight. right now the bitter cold causing major problem throughout the bay area. how some wild animals are coping with the wild weather. we have that story. >> debilitating condition mother may unknowingly pass along to their children while they are still in the womb. those stories and more coming up on 7 news at 11:00. hope you can join us for that. stay tune right now larry is here with all the sports tonight. >> start with the gays with the sharks 6 game winning streak came to rather abrupt halt in pittsburgh with the penguin raid ago 4 game win streak of their own. super mario. penguin owner checking out 2 of the best in the nhl. second period. gist on with a wrister to win and 2 nothing pen. 3 minutes later shark turn it over in their zone. cross by denied. but chris klins. 3 nothing penguin. the trouble continues. power play. pounces on the rebound here. penguin score 4 times in the second period. lone brit spot he scores the 14th o
of milk could cost $7 if congress does not pass a new farm bill. president obama is optimistic a deal could be reached. the republican controlled house and the democratic controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill. especially cuts to the food stamp program. >> an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive farm bill and hopes and expects that can be achieved before the end of the year. >> milk would not be the only item effected if there is no deal. all dairy products including butter, cheese, ice cream will soar along with corn, wheat, and soy beans. >>> time is 6:17. and happening now cal trains holiday train making a return this weekend. you've got to love christmas in the bay area. it is so fantastic. this is a live look at the train that is is getting ready for its public debut starting tomorrow. the train is decorated with 60,000 lights and stop at nine stations between san francisco and santa clara. look at that. santa, mrs. claus and their friends will be at each station. salvation army will be there to collect toy donations. the train begins it
care of that on friday. then clearing and windy again on sunday. >>> time now 6:51. president obama has called a news conference for today. he'll highlight the people who have been helped by his health care reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denials due to preexisting conditions. he's going to be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from this new law. >>> also the annual lighting of the capital christmas tree, that's tonight in washington d. c. some video we showed you this last week. the tree actually arriving at the capital building. it's an 88-foot tall spruce tree from washington state. house speaker john boehner will like up the tree tonight. >>> time now 6:52. a major target for a cop or thief in the south bay. the company he tried to steal from and how police say they were able to track him down. >> ♪ all i need is a little hope with my back agains
and possession of burglary tools. >>> time now 5:45. president obama has scheduled a news conference today highlighting people who have been helped by his health care reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says they've worked out most of the bugs. now the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. the president will be joined by people who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> cover california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for this program. they're not required to enroll and can instead advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and for families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a federal report says the commission planning to revoke city college of san fransisco's accreditation should be given one year to fix its own problems. t
restrictions on ecigarettes as regular cigarettes. >>> the obama administration says the new and improved healthcare.gov website is working. it's now time for americans to enroll in a health insurance plan. but the group the white house most wants to sign up is the hardest sell. the white house needs millions of healthy young adults to sign up to make coverage affordable for everyone else. a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. >>> millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country uninsured. >>> 6:09. define the odds. the nor
none of the allegations against ford have been proven. >>> the obama administration says the new improved healthcare.gov website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard
. >>> president obama has covered a news conference where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the this news conference comes a day after the team said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial tu to preexisting conditions. he will also be joined by americans who the white house say have benefited from the new law. >>> covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers eligible for the program, they are not required to enroll. they can advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families but by signing up, some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> tonight, the singing store of one of last year's catchiest summer songs will bring holiday spirit to san francisco. ♪ >> i can tell you pam cook is dancing this. she will join in on the christmas lighting ceremony. 49ers will be there. the event starts at 5:00 on california stree
was injured. neighbors say that trucks go into a nearby quarry often speed on the road. >>> president obama said today that the health care website is working well for the vast majority of users. if new problems come up, his administration will fix them, he says. >> remember that not only has the law helpeded millions of people but that there's millions more that stand to be helped. we have to make sure they know that. >> reporter: this was the first in a series of aexperiences. president obama plans to focus on the positive aspects of the law. >>> a major expans on the ban of cigarettes. richmond may become one of the first cities to ban e-cigarettes. why some people believe that the young children would benefit the most. >> reporter: that meeting is going on right now. smokers of electronic cigarettes are a growing population. some say if they operate like cigarettes, they should be treated like such. they are battery operated. >> nicotine, however it's delivered, is a dangerous drug. >> we're trying very hard to be a healthy city. no, smoking is not okay. >> reporter: nearly 2 million mi
to the internet but lack high speed connections to support tablets and lap tops >> there is a new resource to help students and parents get money for college. an online financial aid tool kit. it's one of the measures the obama administration is taking to make the college application process going a bit more smoothly. we have a link on our web site abc7 news.com under see it on tv. college has gotten so expensive. >> that is right. a study shows because a record number of college grads are deeper in debt. >> just keeps getting worse and worse. the picture for college grads is unfortunately bleak. a study finds 71% are leaving school with debt hanging over their heads up from 68% just five years ago. and the debt is higher than ever. it's now averaging $29,000. and the final blow, 18% of grads can't find jobs they're more likely to find a job than those did who did not go to college. >>> a warning to those who use google, facebook, yahoo, twitter. hackers stolen user names and pass words of 2 million users of those sites. most owners of the accounts have been notified, however, to be safe, experts
any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson
' union told c-n-n the investigation so far points to human error. a new poll finds californians are split on president obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. the public policy institute of california found just 44 percent of voters are in favor of the president's affordable care act. while the same percentage don't approve of the law. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. and a shocking discovery as other wells have to euthanize to because of the poor condition they were found in print now wildlife officials are just trying to save the rest. >>: they're all for release to me now. >>: the area is pretty remote. officials say it is peppered with sand bars in san flexi-van at high tide as they try to nudge the whales to see many turned and came back. >>: we tried this technique ca
'll be maligned >> a new poll finds californians are split on president obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. the public policy institute of california found just 44 percent of voters are in favor of the president's affordable care act. while the same percentage don't approve of the law. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. r >> no budget deal yet and washington. house budget committee chairman paul ryan and senate budget committee chairwoman and patty murray are narrowing down the issues in a potential spending bill. the two sides have nearly $100 billion and gap to bridge and what looks to be a trillion dollar a year in u.s. and government budget for 2014 and 2015. the bill currently funding the government runs out amid a general. they're trying to hash out a budget to fund the
the fire. >> today president obama will start a new push for the health-care web site. in any event at the white house he will highlight people that he no has been actually helped by the health care reform law. the president also is expected to say that republicans want to strip away the benefits without even offering an alternative. >> now that the health-care website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting the are getting mixed success. brokers and >> the sisters in utah said that three of every four people who want to sign up for coverage on the website are succeeding within an hour of logging in. $750 and people tried to sign up yesterday double the usual and the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not or refused to set up their own web sites. california have their own exchange. which has also had some problems. our state exchange has just started accepting small business finance. >> we will be right back. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 11. afghanistan in009. on the u.s.s. saroga in982. [ male announcer once it's earne u
's a huge red ribbon on the white >> catherine: president obama is marking the occasion by announcing a new project to advance hiv research -- aimed at a cure. >> catherine: the president says the world has come a long way since 1988. this is an aids treatment center in china. a new study suggests that if fighting aids >> catherine: continues -- the world will reach "the beginning of the end of aids" as soon as 20-15. several 49ers swapped their helmets for santa hats this afternoon in san jose. >> jacqueline: , the 5:00 hour early to buy many brief showers are possible. breezy and clean in afternoon about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than today. very cool morning as a star with the bay area 20's and 30's bay area wide and deftly will see frost. as we look at the north a little bit to the east we're seeing the system slowly moving to the celt moving through overnight and dropped very cold air in its wake. we will see if the us now and the higher terrain with the system. at midnight tonight locally trained and snow in the sierra. with the front moving through at by persons caught mourning levels
. the new challenge san francisco city college faces. >>> also a relative of president obama has his day until court. a judge decides if he must be deported or if he can stay in this country. we'll have the details. >>> good morning. we're looking at the roads and finally we are getting to see slow traffic on 880 and also some other spots where the traffic is slowing down. >>> old man winter is really in the middle of the country but there is a hint of him here. it is definitely cold for some but what about how cold it will get later in the week. [woman] you wrapped the... [man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] >>> time now 6:13. police in hayward say a 16-year- old boy that was shot and killed last month in a hayward park died trying to help a girl. police say christopher stepped in to defend a teenage girl that was being threatened by two suspected gang members. both of those suspects are now charged with murder. he was the father of a six- month-old son who's
in good shape. >> a new poll finds californians are split on president obama is efforts to overhaul the nation's health-care system. the public policy institute of california from just 44% of voters are in favor of the affordable care act while the same percentage to do not approve of the law. this is despite two-thirds of the uninsured residents who said they plan on getting coverage by nec's share now that it is more available. at the same time, the job or graying has taken a hit, a 51 percent of californians approved. that matches a record low from two years ago and is now down 10 points from last summer. >> nobody deal yet in washington. republican paul ryan and democrat party patty murray are narrowing down the issues in the potential spending bill. the two sides to try to close at $100 billion gap. the bill currently funding the government runs out mid january. >> the time is 7:21 a.m.. scientists say that whoever stole of radioactive material in mexico and removed it from the container will not have long to live. a truck caring the kobolds-68 was stolen from a gas station on
weather cake at the end. champion will be the new host of the weather channel. >> newest member of the obama family too frisky at the white house. 2-year-old ashton gardener fell after the water dog got too close owe-to-her. first lady helped up the little girl. you can see sony was licking her face. everybody is okay. it was a holiday arts and crafts event. she just got scared >> yes. yes. >> pablo picasso's ravelling off $130 offering 50,000 raffle tickets. >> the money will go to charity working to save a ancient city in lebanon. he says a friend came up with the unusual charity idea. >> organizing a dinner was boring. and always the same type of thing. she came up with idea to make a raffle. put picasso as a winning prize. she told me this idea i was wondering it will be very difficult. >> actually so far, so good. the raffle expected to generate about $5 million. the winner will be announced december 18th in paris. >> still ahead at 4:00, the 911 recordings from the day of the newtown school shooting are released. >> plus, autopsy results are in for fast and furious actor p
of milk could cost $7 if congress does not pass a new farm bill. dairy subsidies which stabilize milk prices are set to expire on january 1st while president obama is optimistic a deal can be reached, the republican controlled house and democratic controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill. >>> california's high speed rail authority says the $68 billion project still on track. the state still plans to break ground on the first construction segment as early as next month. the state will try again to get approval to sell bonds for the project in the near future. opponents say recent court rulings on environmental and funding issues are serious set backs. although supporters deny that. >>> now 5:17 i want to check in with sal. >> brian and pam we are doing okay as we go to the live pictures. i want to show you the traffic on 80. it looks pretty good as we head out to the mccarthur maze. also this morning we are looking at westbound bay bridge. it is nice. things are beginning to slow down in some areas. we have been looking at parts of contra costa county. i mentioned i
, former president george w. bush and president obama are all expected to travel to south africa to honor him. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> the bay area has a special connection with nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. the human rights leader visited here in 1990 just after his release from prison. during that visit, he met with cecil williams. >> you can tell that he was above the divisions, he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different, different because that was mantra, that was who he was. >> mandela's appearance at the oakland coliseum was the final stop on his u.s. freedom tour. 58,000 people packed the stadium to hear the iconic leader speak. >>> pulling up stakes after decades in the east bay. >> every year, business deteriorates. there's no business down here except for the night life. >> the changing face of a neighborhood that's costing one businessman his livelihood. >> and a landing that almost goes sideways. incredible pictures of how the pilot held
, is this political brand. a new field poll, take a look, shows 43% of californians disapprove of mr. obama's job performance. that's an increase from 35% in july. nbc bay area political analyst larry gersten joins us. larry, is this a cause for democrats to be concerned even here in california? >> they may not say so, but yeah, they are concerned on several fronts. look, to begin with, the president lost support among key constituencies. take a look at the growing ranks of disapproval. these are pretty important. women up to 40% from 27% a few months ago. latinos, 34% disapproving compared to 18%. union households, up to 43% from 25% a few months ago. these were major pillars of the democratic coalition in 2012, and they are abandoning ship. >> usually here in california, we're kind of our own island, but is the disapproval kind of similar now across the country? are we reflecting that is. >> yeah, it is around the country. you wouldn't expect it here, you know, but why here above all places? blue california. well, major disappointments in key policy areas such as immigration. really a key issue
on on the kron 4 news spread a renewed a lawsuit tackle's religion and obama care, just as the president kicks off a three week media blitz touring and the benefits of the affordable care act. we will tell you where the legal battle is going. >> the richmond city council voted last night on day ordnance that could ban the use of the cigarettes in richmond. coming up we will tell you just how much and by later would have to pay if they're caught smoking in certain areas. >> paul walker and his friend, roger rodas autopsies are said to be released today. we will tell you what the corner had to use in order to identify the bodies. >> welcome back. obamacare faces another legal battle as the white house starts a three-week public relations campaign to re-market the affordable care act. andrew spencer reports some institutions want to make sure the health care reforms don't infringe on their religious freedoms. >> even though contraceptives are part of the guilt, their art read the filing this lawsuit after three weeks the obama administration is trying to encourage more people to sign up. this was
. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to roll through the bay area. we saw this morning a freeze set or tied records in several locations thchl is the live look from mount tam. >> people in scots valley woke up to a frozen landscape. lawns and bus
♪ >>> a good evening to you and welcome back to this special edition of "world news." tonight we are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside
time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >>> and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year. but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. >>> all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman
, the new button you could soon like on your facebook page. the bay area entertainer honored by president obama. and call it the butterfly effect. why some are calling for a ban on butterflies in the city of san francisco. and later the not so incredible, edible egg. the high-tech chef looking to replace the egg with plants. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. santana was one of the artists to receive kennedy center honors. santana is one of a few latinos to receive the top arts award. he started playing the guitar after hearing blues and rock and roll on the radio. his album "super natural" won nine grammies. the honorees are billy joel and actress shirley
the night off. >> i'm raj mathai. we're on later this evening following a special edition of nightly news. he taught the world to forgive by example. one of the millions of people he touched, president obama, who addressed the nation late this afternoon. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the ark of the moral universe toward justice. >> we want to show you live pictures now outside of mandela's home in south africa. it is now about 4:30 friday morning in johannesburg. that city will soon be waking up to this news. these people have been singing, praying and celebrating the life of this legendary man. he lived thousands of miles away, but mandela's impact reaches here in the bay area. stephanie chuang joins us in oakland. the memories are vivid of the coliseum in 1990. >> we spoke to two people who got to meet him that day. the deputy mayor of oakland. we spoke to congresswoman barbara lee. in the '70s they were out here demonstrating, boycotting and one of them went to jail as they fought against ap
as president obama begins a three-week public relations campaign for the new healthcare law, another lawsuit was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. >>> some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can impose cuts to the pension plans of employees. that ruling comes as a bankrupt california city, san bernardino, is considering a legal showdown with cal piers -- calpirs. the ooles ruling does --. >>> they are not giving hope. why there's new hope for a san jose pilot and his family missing since sunday in idaho. >>
and a gun on officers this morning. no patients were impacted. >> president obama has boarded air force one for a trip to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela with crowds continuing to gather outside of nelson mandela's home since news of the former antiapartheid leader's death broke last week. >> jury selection is underway in montana for the young bride accused of pushing her new husband over a cliff days after their wedding. the 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty to chaz of first-degree murder. she said it was an accident. >> this is the top movie star of 2013 of general lists, show received 89 percent more views than runner-up. san jose eating champions joey chestnut has another victory, he when a weekend trip cocktail eating contest held by a minneapolis restaurant, a contest i would want to enter, finally. you had to devour as many as appetizers. >> you could in aid minutes and he took home the trophy after eating a record nine pounds and four ounces of shrimp. >> a different kind of honor for san francisco guitarist santana one of five to receive the kennedy center awards las
this mcdonald's. this is new york this morning. fast-food companies say increasing wages as much as $15 an hour would lead to increased customer costs and fewer jobs. last month, president obama said he would back a senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. we're also expected to get some video later this morning, hopefully any time soon. mcdonald's workers protesting outside the smithsonian's national air and space museum. they work there under a federal contract. they are calling on the president to issue an executive order that companies doing bis with the federal government -- business with the federal government pay that wage. the workers say it's difficult to live on 7.25 an hour which is only about $15,000 a year. now, again, protests at 100 cities across the country here in the bay area, workers are striking. planning to strike outside of fast-food restaurants in oakland, in san jose. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," we'll have more details on where and when those walkouts will take place a little later on today. >>> reporting live in the newsroom,
deserve more. >> reporter: president obama acknowledged that fixing that disparity is a top priority. >> this is the defining challenge of our time. >> reporter: boarishes say that the president should look in the mirror. >> our country has fallen into a new normal. slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. >> people on the streets protesting because they want a higher minimum wage but they're not feeling it. >> the president has long supported policies and continues to support policies that go right at this issue. that work is not 3u5u/tdone. >> that was jim acosta reporting. there was one tiny glimmer of hope for bipartisanship on the economy, when john boehner agreed to reconsider the unemployment benefits. >>> a special playground is being built near the water's edge in bridgeport, connecticut. they are building it in honor of josephine, one of the children killed last december in the shooting at sandy hook elementary. >> the theme for the playground, pink and purple because those are her favorite colors. she loved the beach and the water. that's why we're here. >>
department is warning a gallon of milk could cost as much as $7 if the congress does not pass a new farm bill. democrats and republicans remain at odds especially cuts to the food stamp program. president obama is optimistic a deal can be reached. >> an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive farm bill. he hopes and expects that that can be approved before the end of the year. >> now, milk would not be the evenly item affected -- only item affected. butter, cheese, ice cream would soar along with prices of other commodities such as corn, wheat and soy beans. points of contention to get this new farm bill passed, the effects it will have on families with food stamps and paying farmers not to farm. more on that coming up in our next hour of "mornings on 2." pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> there are no reports of any injuries or damage from an earthquake last night in napa county. a quake measuring 3.7 shook the community of angin at 10:22 last night. about 24 miles northeast of santa rosa. some people say they felt desks and chairs move but no major jolts. >>>
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